How much do you spend on FB? Com’on be honest… 2, 3, 4, 5 hours in a day? If you are like me, then you’re probably also a member of various FB mommy groups.
Last week I had a phone consultation with a client and she was so deflated and discouraged with regards to her own and family’s nutrition and she kept telling me: “I am just not like these mamas, I don’t cook, I don’t bake, and I am not making my own almond milk!”. She was so emotional and nervous about it and it took me literally half an hour just to calm her down and explain that all of this doesn’t really matter if you are not enjoying the process.
Facebook is indeed a great platform for moms who want to connect and learn from each other, but sometimes it also becomes a place of hostility and negativity. We see all these artsy/creative moms who create these beautiful decorative meals and post them on FB or these other mamas who have decided to go vegan and are now bashing anyone who is still eating animal foods. Since we are human beings, we immediately compare ourselves to them which only adds to the feeling of incompetence and overwhelm.
You have no idea how many phone calls I get from mamas who are simply discouraged and feeling incompetent following a somewhat prolonged browse on the different social media platforms.
These beautiful pictures are just the cover, the utter shell. You don’t know how many trial and errors they had, or how long it actually took to edit and polish the pictures. What most of you don’t know is that these food bloggers spend huge amounts of money to specifically make their pictures look appetizing and appealing. But it doesn’t mean that every family meal has to be out of a magazine cover!
Last year I have made a conscious decision to cut back on FB time and not to participate in hostile discussions, especially with regards to food and nutrition! Some mamas are so inconsiderate and pushy about this topic, to the point they impose their own philosophies on other people.
For those of you who are just entering the “space” of better health or better nutrition – for whatever reason (weight loss, increase energy, nourish yourself and your family, etc), you have got to start at level one. And usually that starts with a transformation in the kitchen. Forget about the recipes, forget about the techniques or tricks. Start with the basic.
In the past six months I’ve been working on an online program which is aimed at teaching families how to set up their kitchens in a way that will promote their health goals. Start with clearing out your kitchen cabinets, pantry and the fridge. Fill it up with foods of the highest quality, after that, and only after that, you will be able to continue your journey, looking for healthier recipes, healthier breakfasts, healthier smoothie recipes, addressing your picky eaters, unhealthy dinners, and so on and so forth.
I am planning to launch the program soon so stay tuned but for now, I’ve created a survey just to make sure I address everything you want to know:
The program is 95% done, but I just want to make sure that I don’t miss anything and that all of your questions and answers are being answered and replied to. I’ve created this program for you, I would really appreciate if you could please take the time and fill it in. It should not take you more than 2 minutes!
Thank you so much for your help and input!
As the New Year is approaching I want to help you set yourself up for success and start the year off right. Do this for your family. Do this for yourself. You deserve it!
Keep your eyes open on my emails, I can’t wait to share this online learning experience with you!
To your family’s health!